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Urine test for dangerous snoring
A urine test that can differentiate between dangerous and safe snoring is possible, say researchers in Chicago.
World first heart op for UK boy
A six-year-old boy has become the first person to have a heart valve widened using an MRI scan rather than X-ray imaging.
A teenager's battle to keep away from UV radiation
Coloured lasers may curb epilepsy
Coloured lights could be used to find treatments for brain disorders like epilepsy, early findings suggest.
Fergus On Flu
Millions of doses of swine flu vaccine to be off-loaded
Mind chemical 'controls choice'
Dopamine, a chemical with a key role in setting people's moods, could have a much wider-ranging impact on their everyday lives, research suggests.
Asbestos law challenge rejected
A judge rejects a bid to invalidate a Holyrood law giving victims of an asbestos-related illness the right to claim damages.
Swine flu vaccine to be sold off
The government makes plans to offload millions of swine flu vaccine doses amid predictions a pandemic "third wave" is unlikely.
'Indifference' spreads chlamydia
One in five people do not know that chlamydia can damage a woman's fertility, a government commissioned survey shows.
Scientists find a way to turn rattan wood into bone
Do NHS feedback websites boost standards of care?
Surgery helps girl to walk again
A three-year-old girl from Dorset undergoes life-changing surgery in the US that could help her walk normally.
Oddie speaks on depression battle
TV presenter Bill Oddie says the past year was "probably the worst 12 months of my life" due to his struggle with depression.
Twins joy for widow two years after husband's death
A woman has given birth to twins after she had fertility treatment using the frozen sperm of her late husband after he died of cancer.
Why are people's feet getting so much bigger?
'Smoked' flavour food concerns
European Food Safety Authority says one of the flavourings used to smoke meat, cheese or fish, may be toxic to humans.
Legionnaires' cases are confirmed
Two patients at Basildon University Hospital in Essex have Legionnaires' disease, it has been confirmed.
Cleopatra's heavy make-up 'was good for eyes'
The heavy eye make-up favoured by ancient Egyptians such as Cleopatra might have had medical as well as aesthetic benefits, research suggests.
'Shorter' get more lung disease
People who develop chronic lung disease are more likely to be shorter than the general population, researchers say.
MPs demanding alcohol clampdown
MPs call for reform of government policy to curb excessive drinking - with less focus on drink industry views.